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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hemige, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627 editor; Blount, Edward, active 1588 - 1632, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, Bookseller; Jaggard William, 1569-1623, printer; Jaggard, Isaac, -1627, printer; Droeshout, Martin, 1601 -, engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, former owner; Lewis, Charles, 1786 -...
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This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions.
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver; Gravelot, Hubert Francʹois, 1699-1773, artist; Garrick, David, 1717-1779, editor; Draper, Somerset, bookseller; J. and R. Tonson, bookseller; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England)
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Signatures: A-B℗£℗ø C℗£℗ø(-C12)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; Kinnear, John Gardiner, former owner; Thorpe, Thomas, 1791-1851, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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This book is commonly known as ́the third folio" and is the third edition, second issue, of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called ́first folió was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Hole, William, -1624, engraver; Williams, John, former owner. MB; Williams, Mary, former owner. MB; Bracebridge, W., former owner. MB
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The main title page exists in three states, each with a variant imprint. Each play has a separate title page, some with multiple states, and numerous variants exist within the texts. See Greg, as well as Studies in bibliography vol. 40, pages 106-120, vol. 49, pages 149-168, and vol. 50, pages 408-409 for further information
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Macock, John, printer; Hills, Henry, -1689? printer; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680, bookseller; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687, former owner; Gaffield, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Both authors' names appear within braces
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Antony and Cleopatra; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer
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Based on Anthony and Cleopatra
Topic: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637?, bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Heber,...
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as "the second folio." The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited poorly, with...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Cotes, Richard, -1653, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637? bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674;...
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Second Folio. The so-called First Folio was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear; Flesher, E. (Elizabeth), active 1670-1678? bookseller; Bentley, Richard, -1697, bookseller; Magnes, Mary, bookseller; Benet, Richard, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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An adaptation and alteration of Shakespeare's King Lear by Nahum Tate
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer; Harward, John, former owner; Barton, Thomas...
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This book, commonly known as "the third folio," is the third edition, first issue of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often...
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Wenman, Joseph, -1790, bookseller; Covent Garden Theatre; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England)
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Printed in two columns
By Christopher Marlowe.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ford, John, 1586-approximately 1640; Daniel, Samuel, 1562-1619. Hymens triumph; Kingston, Felix, printer; Seile, Henry, 1595-1660, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer; Gybbon, Phillips, 1678-1762, former owner
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Printer's name Cf. ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB
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Possibly printed by George Eld or Valentine Simmes.--Cf. ESTC; STC (2nd ed.)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Sharpham, Edward, 1576-1608; Marston, John, 1575?-1634. Parasitaster
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Borrows from: Marston, John. Parasitaster
Signatures: A-I⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773, editor; Owen, W. (William), -1793, bookseller; Hayman, Francis, 1708-1776, artist; Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; W. Bowyer and J. Nichols (London, England), printer
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Edited by Charles Jennens (Maslen & Lancaster)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Knight, Joseph, active 1684-1691, bookseller; Saunders, Francis, active 1684-1699, bookseller; Roberts, Robert, -1702?, printer; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Goldsmid, Isaac L....
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This, the fourth edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Fourth Folio. The so-called First Folio was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences...
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Tonson, Jacob, -1735, bookseller; Fourdrinier, Paul, 1698-1758, engraver
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Also issued as part of Tonson's edition of the Works of Shakespeare, v. 2, 1735
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedie of Darius; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedy of Croesus; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Alexandraean tragedy; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedie of Iulius Caesar; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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"Another issue of the expanded reissue of 1607 in which the original title of The Alexandrean Tragedy, ³A2, is replaced by a cancel (verso blank) bearing an ornament in place of a lace ornament. The cancel is from a wholly different setting"--Greg.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Webster, John, 1580?-1625?, author of introduction, etc; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Tuckett, Charles, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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The Induction is written by John Webster
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Brome, Richard, -1652? editor; Harper, Thomas, -1656, printer; Waterson, John, -1656, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Editor's dedication signed: Richard Brome
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Fisher, Thomas, active 1600-1602, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Mostly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Thorpe, Thomas, 1570?-1635?, bookseller; Holgate, William, former owner; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"Probably a revision by Marston of an earlier play by an unknown author"--Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher; Swall, Abel, publisher
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Signatures: A⁴ a-b⁴ B-K⁴
Topics: Troilus (Legendary character), Cressida (Fictitious character), Trojan War
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Clark, Andrew, -approximately 1678; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680; Herringman, Henry, -1704; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bentley, Richard, -1697, bookseller
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In this edition the imprint is in five lines. It is false; in fact printed ca 1683-4 for Richard Bentley. Cf. PBSA, June 2018, p. 183-99.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Tomkis, Thomas, active 1604-1615; Porta, Giambattista della, approximately 1535-1615. Astrologo; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Anonymous. By Thomas Tomkis.--ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by D'Avenant, William, Sir, 1606-1668; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Bentley, Richard, -1697, bookseller; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, bookseller; Bennet, Thomas, -1706, bookseller; Saunders, Francis, active 1684-1699, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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An adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth with alterations and additions by Sir William D'Avenant
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Meighen, Richard, active 1656, bookseller; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; Genest, John, 1764-1839, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A reply to: Swetnam, Joseph. The araignment of lewde, idle, froward, and unconstant women
Topic: Swetnam, Joseph, fl. 1617
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641; Flesher, Miles, -1664, printer; Royston, Richard, 1599-1686, bookseller; Murton, Charles, binder; Hosmer, Zelotes. [from old catalog], former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Leonard & Co. (Boston, Mass.), auctioneer
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Dedication signed: Thomas Heyvvood
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Raging Turk; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Courageous Turk; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Tragedy of Orestes; Bedell, Gabriel, -1668, bookseller; Collins, Thomas, active 1650-1682, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"The raging Turk", "The courageous Turk", and "The tragedy of Orestes" each have separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Raworth, Robert, -1653? printer; Vavasour, Nicholas, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-G⁴.
Errors in paging: p. 41, 44, 45 and 48 numbered 69, 72, 65 and 68 respectively
Misattributed to Robert Greene and to William Shakespeare
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Lacy, John, d. 1681; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew
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A prose alterations of Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew
Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Brome, Richard, -1652?; Brome, Alexander, 1620-1666, editor; Cross, Thomas, active 1632-1682, engraver; Roycroft, Thomas, -1677, printer; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Dring, Thomas, -1695, bookseller; Feltham, Mary, former owner; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Partly in verse.
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689; Flesher, E. (Elizabeth), active 1670-1678?, printer; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, bookseller; Moliere, 1622-1673. Malade imaginaire
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Based on several of Moliere's plays, especially on "Le malades imaginaire."
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Beale, John, -1643, printer; Dawson, John, -1648? printer; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, active 1621-1643, printer; Holte, Lister, Sir, 1720-1770, former owner; Bartlett, A.L., former owner
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Continued from title page: "1. Bartholomew Fayre. 2. The staple of newes. 3. The Divell is an asse."
Printer's name from ESTC
Topic: Edward II, King of England, 1284-1327
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by W. S; Smith, Wentworth, active 1601-1623; Middleton, Thomas, -1627; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder
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Sometimes attributed to Thomas Middleton and to Wentworth Smith; also historically misattributed to William Shakespeare, presumably because of the initials, and included in the third folio of 1664
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shirley, James, 1596-1666; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, active 1621-1643, printer; Grove, John, active 1622-1669, bookseller; Batten, David, binder. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Printers' names from STC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Milton, John, 1608-1674. Paradise lost; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Hills, Henry, -1713, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Holgate, William, former owner
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An adaptation of Milton's Paradise lost
Topics: Fall of man, Operas
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616; Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Anonymous. By John Fletcher. Sometimes attributed to Beaumont and Fletcher in collaboration
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Browne, Jonas, -1718, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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P.62 is misnumbered 63
Printers' names from STC.
Topic: Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Purfoot, Thomas, -1639 or 1640, printer; Hodgets, John, active 1601-1625, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bridgewater House Library, former owner
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Partly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Kyd, Thomas, 1558-1594, attributed name; Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; White, Edward, active 1577-1612, publisher; Chalmers, George, 1742-1825, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Sometimes attributed to Thomas Kyd
Topic: Su˜leyman I, Sultan of the Turks, 1494 or 1495-1566
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hayes, Thomas, -1604?, publisher; Roberts, James, -1618?, printer; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-I⁴ K².
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Matthewes, Augustine, printer; Hawkins, Richard, -1637? bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-K⁴ L².
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684; Lower, William, Sir, 1600?-1662, translator; Roycroft, Thomas, -1677, printer; Bedell, Gabriel, -1668, bookseller; Collins, Thomas, active 1650-1682, bookseller; Harward, John, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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A translation, by William Lower, of: Corneille, Pierre. Polyeucte
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; D'Avenant, William, 1606-1668, editor; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Bentley, Richard, -1697, bookseller
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Signatures: [A]℗ø B-Ḿþ
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher; Swall, Abel, publisher
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Signatures: A⁴ a-b⁴ B-K⁴
Topics: Troilus (Legendary character), Cressida (Fictitious character), Trojan War
Printer's name from STC.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641; Painter, William, 1540?-1594; Bandello, Matteo, 1485-1561. Novelle; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Okes, John, active 1627-1644, printer; Becket, James, active 1636-1641; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"A dramatization of William Painter's "Palace of pleasure", tome II, which is a translation of Matteo Bandello's "Ariabarzane senescalco del re di Persia" from his "Novelle" (part 1, novella 2)."--ESTC
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by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625
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Signatures: A-K⁴
Topic: Drama
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Cary, Elizabeth, Lady, 1585 or 6-1639; Carey, Elizabeth, Lady, 1585 or 6-1639; McKee, Thomas Jefferson, 1840-1899, former owner
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E.C. = Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland. Also sometimes attributed to Lady Elizabeth Berkeley (nee Carey) and to her mother, Lady Elizabeth Carey.--ESTC
Topic: Mariamne, consort of Herod I, King of Judea, ca. 57-ca. 29 B.C
Partly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ford, John, 1586-approximately 1640; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Collins, Richard, active 1630-1636, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A² B-K⁴.
Topic: Incest
Signatures: A-Ĺþ
Place of publication appears above ornament on title page
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear; Colman, George, 1732-1794; Hoey, James, active 1728-1775, bookseller; Exshaw, John, -1776, bookseller; Covent Garden Theatre
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A revision of Nahum Tate's 'The history of King Lear' by the restoration of much of Shakespeare's original text
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Cooke, Jo., active 1614; Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641, author of introduction, etc; Flesher, Miles, -1664, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Batten, David, binder
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Editor's note "To the reader" signed: Thomas Heywood
Signatures: A-H⁴ (A1=blank)
Topic: Cutpurse, Moll, 1584?-1659
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695, composer; Settle, Elkanah, 1648-1724, attributed name, libtrettist; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Libretto only. The music was written by Henry Purcell (cf. New Grove). Libretto (based on Shakespeare's Midsummer night's dream) perhaps by E. Settle (cf. Loewenberg, A. Annals of opera, 1597-1940; Brown, F.C. Elkanah Settle, p. 95-96)
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Topic: Operas
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Banks, John, -1706; Bentley, Richard, -1697, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-Íþ
Topic: Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Wycherley, William, 1640-1716; Bentley, Richard, 1662-1742, bookseller; Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, former owner. MB; Jenks, D. former owner. MB
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Signatures:  A ⁴  a ² B-L⁴ M².
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Field, Nathan, 1587-1620?; Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Lichfield, Leonard, -1657, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Previously issued in 1639 under title: The bloody brother
Topics: Rollo, Duke of Normandy, approximately 860-approximately 932, English drama, English drama,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Bathurst, Charles, bookseller; Davis, Lockyer, 1719-1791, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797, bookseller; Law, B. (Bedwell), -1798, bookseller; Dilly, Charles, 1739-1807, bookseller; Nichols, John, 1745-1826, bookseller; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, bookseller; Robson, James, 1733-1806, bookseller; Bowles, Thomas, -1788, bookseller; Baldwin, R. (Robert), 1737-1810, bookseller; Gardner, Henry Lasher, -1808, bookseller; Bew, John, -1793, bookseller; Cater,...
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Signatures: A-B℗£℗ø Ćœ D℗ø
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Day, John, 1574-1640?; Rowley, William, 1585?-1642?; Wilkins, George, fl. 1607; Eld, George, d. 1624, printer; Wright, John, d. 1646, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. BRL
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Signatures: A-H⁴.
Topics: Sherley, Thomas, Sir, 1564-1630?, Sherley, Anthony, Sir, 1565-1635?, Sherley, Robert, Sir,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Greene, Robert, 1558?-1592; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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Signatures: A-H⁴.
Topic: Henry III, King of England, 1207-1272
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Kyd, Thomas, 1558-1594; Matthewes, Augustine, printer; Grove, Francis, active 1623-1661, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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Anonymous. By Thomas Kyd
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Craufurd, David, 1665-1726; Basset, Richard, active 1697-1706, bookseller; Turner, William, active 1696-1709? bookseller; Chantry, John, active 1693-1708, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Date from ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Webster, John, 1580?-1625?; Matthewes, Augustine, printer; Grismond, John, bookseller; Genest, John, 1764-1839, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Sotheby & Co. (London, England), auctioneer
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Mostly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Brome, Richard, -1652?; Brome, Henry, bookseller; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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In verse